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Terry fit to face Gunners
24 Feb 2007 - 15:07:53
Chelsea captain John Terry has made a miraculous recovery from the ankle injury he sustained in the Champions League draw at FC Porto and will play in the Carling Cup Final against Arsenal.
The 26-year-old England captain was injured during training ahead of the 1-1 draw against Mourinho's former club on Wednesday evening and then lasted just 14 minutes of the game before being carried off on a stretcher.
Chelsea doctor Bryan English told the club's official website: "He was placed in a boot with crutches as we needed to ascertain the exact extent of the damage to the ankle. This was done the following day with the aid of an MRI scan.
"On Thursday he started walking and he was treated at the training ground. On Friday I was of the impression that this injury would still take five more days to recover and so informed Jose Mourinho that John would not be available for selection for the Carling Cup Final.
"But on Saturday John felt a big improvement in his ankle and requested that the medical department performed a fitness test. On passing this test he was put into a full training session and was able to train fully.
"This rate of recovery has surprised the medical department. I have apologised to Jose for providing him with misleading information that led to his statements in relation to John Terry's injury on Friday."